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After the Flood

Triage Live Art Collective

What happens when climate change and rising sea levels threaten our world as we know it? In this immersive installation, children from the future tell the story of how humanity creatively adapted and survived.

In the Centre for Creativity | Sydney Opera House Presents | Schools

Hello You! It’s Us. We’re speaking to you from the distant future...

We don’t live on land anymore. We live on floodships now. It’s been like this for hundreds of years… We live in a place called the Southeast Reach. My grandma says it was once a great city, but now - it's all water. We want to tell you about the children, (not us), the ones who saved the world. So get comfy. Get right under the blanket. Put your headphones on, and we’ll start the story.

After the Flood is an immersive installation and workshop co-created with children. The project focuses on a story told by a group of children far into the future who tell us about a new life on the water, and the children who helped to save humanity when climate change and rising sea levels threatened cities around the world. The work is about the resilience, courage, and ingenuity of kids. It’s also a love letter to places that we’ve lost and the new ones that we’ve made.

Presented by Sydney Opera House and Triage Live Art Collective

About Triage Live Art Collective

Triage was founded by Artistic Director, Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy. The company has created, presented, and toured more than twenty commissioned works both locally and internationally.

Triage creates intimate, immersive and participatory encounters. The audience is always at the centre of the performance. Katerina sees performance as a place to engage with our fears, hopes, and dreams, and as a powerful way to make sense of ourselves and the world around us.

In recent works, Triage has explored the topics of death (The Infirmary), gender (i can't believe we're still having this conversation), climate change (After the Flood) and the meaning of place across time (META).

After the Flood creative team: Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy, Zoe Scoglio, Eloise Kent and John Ford. 

Curriculum Links




Early Stage 1

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3


C think in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive and critical

ENe-10C thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, simple ideas and the basic features of texts when responding to and composing texts

EN1-10C thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts

EN2-10C thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts

EN3-7C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts

D express themselves and their relationships with others and their world

ENe-11D responds to and composes simple texts about familiar aspects of the world and their own experiences

EN1-11D responds to and composes a range of texts about familiar aspects of the world and their own experiences

EN2-11D responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own

EN3-8D identifies and considers how different viewpoints of their world, including aspects of culture, are represented in texts

Science and Technology

Living world

STe-3LW-ST explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things

ST1-4LW-S describes observable features of living things and their environments

ST2-4LW-S compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

ST3-4LW-S examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things



GEe-1 identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people

GE1-1 describes features of places and the connections people have with places

GE2-1 examines features and characteristics of places and environments

GE3-1 describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments


Venue Information

In line with the NSW Public Health Order, venue capacity is currently limited to 75%. This includes all performances in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre and Utzon Room. Please note that you may be seated directly alongside other patrons.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice). 
  • The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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